Christmas In Downton

Nothing - Not Even Covid Stopped Christmas!

This year, as we could not meet in person at the church, the Festival was held virtually on the Downton Village website. Enormous thanks to those who sent in pictures of their decorated gardens, houses, trees and so on. Also to those who sent recipes and recordings of their musical or drama performances. It was a very small scale event this year and so far, we have raised around £100 for our charity: The Family Counselling Trust- Wiltshire.

Family Counselling Trust - Wiltshire provides counselling to children with early mental health difficulties particularly those in families struggling with low incomes. They offer six sessions with fully qualified and vetted counsellors and fundraise to support the costs. This is a vital service for children and young people who would otherwise be unable to find the help they need. There is more information on the website: To donate, click here.

We will keep the fundraising link open on until January 15th so that people can continue to donate to this worthy cause.

Pictures of Downton at Christmas

"Angels from the Realms of Glory"
Salisbury Embroiderers Guild

"Glass Snowflakes"
Lynn Purcell

"Which house is being burgled?"
A Mystery!

"Happy Christmas!"
The Borough Dentists

"Showing the whole Christmas story in pictures. "
St Laurence Sunday School

"Happy Christmas from the cast of Anne of Green Gables"

"Christmas Greetings"
Horticultural Society

"An up to date Angel decoration"

Family Councils Trust

"Tree and decorations from 1918."
Moira Walker

Stella Gerschwiler

"St Laurence's"

Videos - by local cinematic stars!

Anne of Green Gables DADA .Play.
Downton Band - outside Memorial Hall at night .Play.

Recipes - by local chefs!

These recipes have been given for your delectation - results are not guaranteed!

Pistachio and Cranberry Biscotti Lynn Purcell Details
Mincemeat Slice Patricia Jones Details
Festival Shortbread Jane Brenton Details
Chocolate Cake Phillipa Merrill Details

Some Christmas Music - by local musicians!

The Downton Band will be playing Christmas Music around the village as usual - see here for the band website.

These songs have been recorded with Video and are on YouTube

ArtistClick here
Charlotte FoleySilent Night
Charlotte FoleyA Little Love
St Laurence Carol ServiceCarol Service

These songs have been sent in by local choirs/groups/singers. To be included send me the mp3 file!

Past Three Oclock Downton Community Choir
All my heart this night rejoices (Bach) Mark Merrill

The Downton Christmas Trail - click on the red stars to see the pictures

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Awaiting more pictures to put on the map - please send them in!